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minaxis

Semiminor axis of ellipse

    Description

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    b = minaxis(semimajor,e) computes the semiminor axis length b of an ellipse or an ellipsoid of revolution given the semimajor axis length semimajor and eccentricity e.

    Examples

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    Find the semiminor axis length of an ellipse from the eccentricity and length of the semimajor axis.

    b = minaxis(6378137,0.0818)
    b = 6.3568e+06
    

    Input Arguments

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    Semimajor axis length, specified as a numeric scalar.

    Eccentricity of the ellipse, specified as a numeric scalar. The value of ecc must be in the range [0, 1].

    Data Types: single | double

    Output Arguments

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    Semiminor axis length, returned as a numeric scalar. The units of b are the same as those of semimajor.

    Version History

    Introduced before R2006a

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    Not recommended starting in R2013b